Back Flow Prevention & Testing

The necessity of backflow testing and backflow prevention services

It is mandatory to have backflow prevention systems checked and tested every 12 months to prevent risk of water contamination. Businesses are responsible for installing and testing their backflow prevention assemblies and ensuring that their respective backflow device is working and well-maintained. Neglecting this responsibility may cause contamination and result in a variety of illnesses.

Other reasons why businesses need water backflow prevention include:

Not having a backflow prevention device is dangerous. The petering out of clean water supply due to cross-connections has the potential to allow contaminants into the drinking water system that, if consumed, can predispose you to develop gastrointestinal illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.

Liabilities from backflow problems are expensive. Imagine the numerous medical bills that companies need to pay yearly due to contaminated water. A water filter is not enough to prevent water contamination.

A water filter acts as a physical barrier against water impurities but isn’t always enough to have consistently safe drinking water. The installation of a backflow valve empowers the anti-water contamination function of water filters by preventing water pollution due to backflow. Backflow prevention testing then ensures your valve is doing its job correctly.

Why choose our water backflow prevention services in Melbourne?

We have certified backflow technicians. We have highly skilled and extensively trained plumbers approved to conduct backflow testing, maintenance, inspections and repair backflow prevention assemblies. Our technicians are accredited Plumbers with all governing Water Authorities to facilitate cross-connection control and backflow testing Melbourne wide.

We analyse and confirm the risk rating of backflow on your property. We know how sensitive backflow situations are. We understand the extensive work needed to ensure that you have safe, fresh and clean water. By successfully identifying the risk rating of backflow on your property through backflow testing, we will determine what type of backflow prevention containment device is needed to address the problem.

We provide the most effective way for backflow prevention. We provide the most effective backflow prevention devices for your commercial needs. We install the backflow preventive device in the most strategic locations in your plumbing system and will complete annual backflow prevention testing in accordance with industry standards.

We offer ongoing backflow preventative maintenance. We don’t just stop at testing and treating your backflow problems. We provide you with the most appropriate preventive maintenance to ensure that no backflow problems will occur in the future. We schedule re-occurring backflow testing in Melbourne to ensure you are adhering to water authority regulations.

Backflow testing and prevention FAQ’s

What is backflow prevention testing?

Backflow testing is a procedure used to examine a plumbing system to ensure that the drinking water is not being contaminated by dirty water flowing the wrong way through the system. Backflow refers to water running backwards through a water system and contaminating the drinking water supply, making it undrinkable.

Why is backflow testing required?

Backflow testing is required for occupational health and safety reasons. Backflow can cause water contamination which can result in serious illness. Backflow prevention devices require testing upon installation, when repaired or relocated, or at the least on an annual schedule. Some high-risk systems require quarterly testing.

How to test a backflow device?

The backflow prevention testing procedure includes a mechanical plumber opening and closing valves to check for any abnormalities in the system and then forming a report. Once the plumber has done the backflow prevention device inspection and maintenance report, the report must be submitted to the relevant water authority.

How often should a backflow preventer be tested?

Back Flow Valves must be tested every 12 months. All results must be sent from your accredited plumber to the relevant water authority. Businesses are responsible for installing and testing their backflow prevention assemblies, as backflow and contaminated drinking water could leave them open to liabilities.